Falls Prevention Symposium

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 9:00AM - Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:00PM

Community and health professionals who work with the elderly are invited to attend this FREE two-day event hosted by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Shirley Neitch, M.D., a board-certified geriatrician with Marshall Health and professor and director of the Maier Institute for Excellence in Prescribing for Elders with Dementia, will serve as guest speaker for the event. Other sessions will cover topics including Alzheimer’s disease, balance disorders, medication, and Tai Chi for arthritis, balance and strength.

“Falls prevention is one of the most important topics in geriatric medicine,” Neitch said. “Although persons older than 65 make up only 13% of the total US population, they suffer 75% of the fall-related deaths that occur annually. Many of the known risk factors for falling can be mitigated or completely eliminated, so education in this area is critically important.”


MU Medical Center - Harless Auditorium
1600 Medical Center Drive
Huntington, WV , WV 25701

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CHH Senior Services

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FREE and includes continental breakfast and lunch each day.  

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